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Oostende is a city and municipality situated in West Flanders, a Flemish province in Belgium. The Oostende Airport is only a few minutes away from the city center. Oostende Beach is a popular holiday destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. Avail cheap flights to Oostende to explore this beautiful Belgium city.
A favorite tourist hotspot is the James Ensor House (James Ensorhuis) which is the well-preserved and restored house of James Ensor, the renowned Anglo-Belgian artist who lived here in 1916. It is now a museum which depicts his life and works and only his reproductions are exhibited here. Another interesting place for tourists is the Kunst museum aan Zee or the Art Museum which is the result of a merger between the Modern Art Museum (voor Moderne Kunst) and Museum of Fine Arts (voor Schone Kunsten).
Another favorite tourist attraction is the Leopold Park. It is another incentive for you to book cheap flights to Oostende. Laid down way back in 1860, it was highly inspired by the British style and had paths, flowerbeds and ponds. The splendid bandstand dates back to 1885. This park has the renowned statue of Oostende, “The Sea”. Close to this statue is the Floral Clock made from 20,000 plants and flowers. In summer, the date is reset each and everyday using fresh flowers. Historisch Museum De Plate was once the home of King Leopold. Now, this museum exhibits neolithic as well as Roman artifacts highlighting Oostende folklore, traditional dress and history. There is a huge neo-Gothic church called the St. Peter and Paul Church (Sint-Petrus-en Pauluskerk) that was constructed in 1907. It has a chapel in the memory of the first Belgian queen, Marie-Louise of Orleans.
Tourists, especially children, will be delighted to visit the Driemaster Mercator. It is an amazing floating maritime museum which was previously a training ship from Belgium’s merchant marine. Children would love the North Sea Aquarium (Noordzee aquarium) as well as mini aquarium that has an amazing collection of crustaceans, mollusks, fish and shells. Oostende is a shopper’s paradise and you could buy exclusive designer shoes, clothes and accessories. There is a multitude of restaurants and cafes serving mouth-watering delicacies, which can be visited while staying in any of the luxurious hotels in Oostende.